The Hayes Zoo
- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.
- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.
- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.
- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
A week of miscellaneous ...
Things at the children's home seem to be going well lately. The presidencia municipal (local city government) is now paying for a man and a woman to work there 5 days a week, and there have been another man and a couple of young women that are there most days working, I'm not sure if they are paid or not. There is also a set of houseparents that are new this week. The bodega that our church built 4 years ago is in the process of being converted to a small house, with a second room being added on and shower, toilet and washroom included.
I (Alan) actually spent most of this past week connecting electric and hanging drywall at our church. The building has been in a state of construction since we started attending around 2-1/2 years ago. There is a group from Colorado that will be here next month to work on the church and also do some outreach projects at the children's home and around town that we have been communicating with and doing some logistical work for. We even got to play Sherlock Holmes this past week for a woman in our church whose husband had been missing for 8 days after attempting a paperless border crossing; we finally located him safe in the custody of the US Border Patrol. Phone calls to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol, the Luna County Detention Center, the Las Cruces federal Marshals office, the El Paso Immigration and Customs office and a couple other places finally yielded all the info our friend needed and also taught us a few new Spanish vocabulary words.